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Just Eat to halt Paris subsidiary employing riders on contracts

Just Eat Takeaway has employed some riders on labour contracts as opposed to working with them as independent contractors
Just Eat Takeaway has employed some riders on labor contracts as opposed to working with them as independent contractors.

The Anglo-Dutch group Just Eat Takeaway said Thursday that it would wind up its Paris subsidiary that employs riders on labor contracts but that it will continue to operate its delivery service in the French capital.

"The French market favors an independent contractor model and... without fair competition we can't continue to operate" in Paris, the company said in a statement.

Since starting operations in 2016, Takeaway employed riders with labor contracts in a unit called Scoober, whereas most gig economy workers are who do not get any .

After its 2020 merger with Just Eat, Scoober was extended to other European countries.

A growing number of legal and legislative battles have been waged around the world to get labor rights for gig economy workers.

The FO trade union said that Paris Scoober had only around 100 full-time contract staff and that it was told the unit would halt operations in September.

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